Before the 2018 XXL Freshman class will be revealed this summer, the Freshman hopefuls are here to show and prove why they deserve a spot in this year’s class. The 10th Spot voting has officially launched, which means hip-hop's rising newcomers are vying for a spot on the 2018 XXL Freshman cover.

Miami rapper Ball Greezy is looking to bring rap love ballads to the forefront of hip-hop. After capturing women's hearts last year with the project Bae Day, Greezy appeared on BET's first-ever Miami-themed cypher and impressed viewers with his hard-hitting bars. Since then, he’s secured collabs with legends like Snoop Dogg and Trina, and his latest project Bae Day 2 has already spawned a new hit single with the Tokyo Jetz-assisted “Gimmie Kiss.” With a headlining tour on the way and an upcoming set on Miami's Rolling Loud stage, Greezy looks to take the industry by storm in 2018.

Now that you've watched his pitch, it's time to vote. The 2018 XXL Freshman 10th Spot will run for one week. This is where the public gets the chance to vote an artist into the XXL Freshman Class. Go here to make your vote count for your favorite artist.

Once you've voted, head over to XXL’s YouTube page to take a look back at the 2017 XXL Freshman Class, which featured A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Aminé, Kap G, Kamaiyah, Kyle, Madeintyo, Playboi Carti, PnB Rock, Ugly God and 10th spot winner XXXTentacion.

And watch all the 2018 XXL Freshman pitch videos that have been released on XXL's YouTube page here.

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